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Algeria - Obtain Civil Status/ Single Status Certificate / No Impediment

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If you are planning to marry in another country, you may be required to obtain a Certificate of Non-Impediment. This document has many different names such as Declaration of Non-Impediment to Marry, Statutory Declaration of Single Status, Affidavit of Intended Marriage, Statement In-Lieu of Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad, Certificate de Coutume, a Certificate of No Impediment, Certificate of Nulla Osta, Certificate of Freedom to Marry or just free to marry.

  • It is advisable to follow the guidelines that certain local registry offices deem necessary.
  • Those wishing to marry overseas will need special documentation.
  • First, couples will have to present a declaration that is processed by your local office where marriage documents are produced.
  • A search is conducted by the registry office to find out if the applicant is presently married.
  • If the results show that you are not married the registry office will issue a certificate stating that at present there are no records of a current marriage involving the applicant.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Birth Certificate
  • Divorce Certificate (if necessary)
  • Proof of identity: Copy of (Registration card, Passport or National identity card).

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of the Interior and Local Government,
Government House,
01 Rue Dr Saadane Algiers - Algeria
Tel: +213

Directory for Algerian Diplomatic and Consular representations abroad

Directory of Diplomatic and consular representations in Algeria

Wilaya of Algiers:
20 Boulevard Zirout Youcef, Algiers (Next to Essafir Hotel)
Bureau Des Etrangers.Tel:021 73 00 73

Wilaya de Chlef
Phone: +213 27 77 11 89
Fax: +213 27 77 70 29

Consulate of Algeria in Montr�al, Qu�bec, Canada
3415 Rue St-Urbain
Suite 3405
Montr�al, QC
H2X 2N2
Tel: (514) 846-0442
Fax: (514) 842-8127
Email: /
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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This document is required as a supporting document if you are getting married in Algeria and other countries.

Overseas marriage authorities often require evidence a party to the marriage is free to marry. Such evidence may be a Result of Marriage Certificate from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.


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This document will most likely be required as a supporting document if you are getting married in a foreign country.

This document can also be required for employment in a foreign country.

You can get a Certificate of No Impediment\ Single Status Certificate from your local registry office or, if you live abroad, you can contact your nearest Algeria Embassy or Consulate and they will be able to help you in obtaining the required documents.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full names
  • Date of birth
  • Occupation
  • Employer permanent address
  • Identification number
  • Signature
  • Nationality

Need for the Document[edit]

This certificate is a sworn statement saying that you are not married at the present time and are eligible to marry.
An interesting fact about this type of document is that there are many names given for it. For example look at this list: "Single Status Statutory Declaration" or a "Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage" or a "Single Status Certificate" or "Free-to-marry statement".

A Single Status Certificate also referred to as a No Marriage Affidavit, Certificate of Freedom to Marry or Certificate of No Impediment, is a sworn statement saying that you are eligible to marry.

Information which might help[edit]

It is an affidavit on stamp paper written and signed by your close relatives, e.g. Parents or Brother. In this affidavit, a family member will state that Mr.XYZ Son/Daughter of Mr. ABC is not currently married.

If the required documents are issued in another language than Arabic, English or French, please provide an official translation (by a sworn translator) of this document in one of these three languages.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

You may require a Single Status certificate if you intend to be married overseas or if you are returning to your country of residence to be married. It certifies if you have been married in Algeria during a specified period.

External Links[edit]
Foreign Affairs Ministry of Algeria


Regarding the correction of consular civil status acts, Article 108 of the Order N� 70-20 dated 19 February 1970 relating to the civil status provides that: "No act of civil status received in a diplomatic or consular post can be, for errors or omissions, rectified except by an Order of the President of the Court of Algiers. If an act transcribed on the civil status registers is corrected by a foreign judicial decision, this decision must obtain the exequatur from the Court of Algiers".